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A Gentleman in Moscow
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This is an engaging novel that encompasses the great span of time from the fall of the Russian Czar to a few decades before the fall of the Soviet Union. The main character is engaging, well drawn and humorous, and the narrator is at tim...
Swing Time
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Swing Time by Zadie Smith It is a nice, beautifully written novel about the friendship of two young women and racial identity. It has great lines like “those were my salad days of impossible heels” (354) and is a fantastic book for mento...
Highly Illogical Behavior
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Highly Illogical Behavior by John Corey Whaley is a coming of age story for high school readers about a boy Sol who is agoraphobic and girl Lisa whose mission is to help this Sol in order to further her ambition to go to college for psyc...
Okay for Now
it was amazing
Okay for Now by Gary Schmidt is a middle grade novel with a male protagonist who will resonate with audiences in both middle and high school levels. The main character, a spin off of characters and events in the novel Wednesday Wars and ...
If You Come Softly
it was amazing
Jacqueline Woodson could single handedly fill the shelves of my classroom lending library. If You come Softly is a sweet love story that embraces race, socio-economic status, stereotypes, and family relations. Set in Brooklyn, Miah and E...



Welcome to NEATE!

Thank you to everyone who attended the 2018 NEATE Conference. Stay tuned for details about the 2019 NEATE Conference at the DoubleTree by Hilton Boston North Shore in Danvers, MA! 

Congratulations to the Winners

of the 2018 NEATE Writing Contest for Students

High School

Poetry: Mary Ahlstrom, grade 11 of Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter Public School, MA, for “Summer Mood.”

Sponsoring teacher: Karin Kayser

Fiction:  Brenna Washburn, grade 12 of Wachusett Regional High School, MA for “Wallace and Sorrel.”

Sponsoring teacher: Chris Tarmey

Nonfiction: Andrew Kendrick, grade 12 of Notre Dame High School, CT for “Eating plums on the stoop.”

Sponsoring teacher: Lucy Abbott

Middle School

Poetry: Hannah Flückiger, grade 8 of King Philip Middle School, CT for “The First Day.”

Sponsoring teacher: Jessica Kerelejza

Fiction: Gabby Verno , grade 8 of Oyster River Middle School, NH for “The Teddy Bear.”

Sponsoring teacher: Linda Rief

Nonfiction: Nora Holmes, grade 8 of King Philip Middle School, CT for her personal narrative.

Sponsoring teacher: Jessica Kerelejza

You can read these wonderful pieces in the Spring 2018 edition of NEATE’s journal, The Leaflet.

Thank you to everyone who submitted and who sponsored a student writer!



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